Leeds Engine: People: Who's Who.

Who's Who

Please note this article is currently a work in progress, the information is not currently complete.

Some of the key figures in the local engine making industry and some names with local connections who went on to be notable figures around the world.

Entries listed alphabetically by surname - All, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

R
Rodgers; Joseph
Joined Hudswell, Clarke & Co as a director in 1866. Rodgers developed designs of pulleys that saw the firm become the world's largest producer of wrought iron pulleys and from 1870 to 1879 the company adopted the name Hudswell, Clarke & Rodgers.

Roe; Charles Henry b- 22/5/1887 d- 1965
Apprentice at North Eastern Railway's York Carriage Works, later a draughtsman at Charles Robert's wagon works near Wakefield. Moved to Leeds in 1913 to work for Trolleybus pioneers Railless Electric Traction. Established his own coach building firm adjacent to RET in 1917 and in 1921 moved to a new work at Crossgates.

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